In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this
Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,
Courtney A. Benson, former manager of Peterson Maritime Services, Inc. in Houston, has been appointed manager of the company's newly organized Hazardous Materials Division in New Orleans. William L. Thomas, assistant to Mr. Benson, has been named
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta named Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG, (ret.) as the Associate Under Secretary of Transportation for Maritime and Land Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Admiral Bennis,
The Chemical Carriers' Association, Inc. (CCA), representing marine chemical tanker owners and operators in the United States, held its eighth annual meeting recently at the new Paramus, N.J., headquarters of the American Bureau of Shipping. The current officers,
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
To comply with pollution restrictions that go into effect in 1995, several electric utilities and industrial power plants along the Great Lakes are considering using low-sulfur Western coal, which would mean a big surge of business on the Great Lakes.
Increases of as much as threefold in the cost of marine liability insurance faced owners of tankers trading to the U.S. at the recent renewal of most protection and indemnity covers. In the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster, increases required
Precision Control Inc., Walled Lake, Mich., is offering a free brochure which details its new watersaving model MVT 100 Foot-Operated Vacuum Flush Toilet. According to the company literature, the Precision Control footoperated vacuum flush toilet